Elizabeth Cooksey MCOSCA,
Hello, I have been a Gestalt therapist for 24 years and love working holistically connecting peoples thoughts and emotions and making sense out of any difficulties and confusions. I provide a safe space for people to speak about their depression, anxieties or losses and a place to celebrate the changes that occur. Gestalt therapy looks for the patterns that underlie stuck behaviours and opens up new choices and ways of doing and being. I work with individuals to assist them to explore and find a way forward in their lives that meets their needs.
I also work as a trainer and offer supervision to other counsellors and psychotherapists.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in Gestalt Therapy in the mid 80s in Edinburgh and became accredited with COSCA in 1995.
I joined GPTI (Gestalt PsychotherapyTraining Institute) as a trainer and supervisor in 1999
I am experienced in both solution-focused brief therapy and long-term therapy.
I have worked as a counsellor in GP practices in Scotland and a staff counsellor at the City of Edinburgh Council and the University of Edinburgh.
Since moving to Wiltshire I have become a member of the counselling training faculty at the Gestalt Centre London where I also have a small private practice.
Registered / Accredited
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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£55 a 1 hour session in Wiltshire
£65 in London
I am also trained in the energy healing method of Barbara Brennan which combines not only mind and body but also energy and spiritual dimensions of life.